December 20, 2012 in Exercise
Winter is one of the darkest, coldest, “let’s just eat everything on that holiday platter and give Christmas cookies to everyone” times of year. Your time is split between finishing up the last projects at work before taking time off and scouring the stores to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. It seems impossible to stay motivated this time of year, but it can be done!
The temperatures are dropping and it’s bad enough just running from the house to the car, but staying motivated in your exercise and diet plans is essential to success in the new year. While everyone is making resolutions for 2013, you’re still living out yours a year later with a fierce determination to continue.
There is power in visualizing your goals. Here are a few tips and pictures to keep you motivated and inspired for the rest of the season.
- Wearing the right gear can make all the difference. Protect yourself from the elements and you’ll be more comfortable when working out in the cold weather.
- Exercise indoors. When it’s just too cold or too dark to head outside, stay indoors and modify your workout. Focus on strength and circuit training.
- Reward yourself with a fitness-related Christmas present. When you have new goodies, you’ll get more use out of them.
- Make exercise a family holiday event. There’s nothing quite like an impromptu dance party with all the family members. Gather around the tree and work off the desserts with some music and guaranteed laughter.
Merry Christmas everyone! Stay healthy this season!